The primary goal for pets with heart disease is to provide nutritional components to maintain the heart muscle and support the body as a whole.
Providing a fresh, whole-food diet for cats with cardiac disease offers a number of advantages. Heart disease puts a lot of stress on the body, which has to expend excess energy to keep the heart functioning at an acceptable level. A fresh, whole-food diet can provide higher quality, better nutrition than highly processed foods like kibble and canned food. Cardiac specific diets have the added benefit of being lower in sodium too, which minimizes fluid retention. The stress of cardiac disease can lead to the depletion of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and amino acids. This recipe is designed to provide optimal nutritional support for cats with cardiac disease.